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February 2000

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Fewer than half of IT managers ready for data law

    Lindsay Clark

    More than half of Computer Weekly's readers are not prepared for the new Data Protection Act or are in the dark...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Duo will offer an Intel mainframe

    Compaq/Unisys link-up to cut cost of enterprise IT Compaq and Unisys have formed an alliance that claims it will radically...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    IT skills crisis could affect e-government

    Mike Simons

    Government IT departments are suffering a skills crisis that could threaten the cabinet's ambitious plans, announced last...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Analyst: be prepared for war with hackers

    A US security expert has warned businesses that the worst is yet to come from hackers in the wake of attacks that last week jammed some of the Internet's...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    BTheadhunts in the chatrooms

    John Kavanagh.

    British Telecom is going into e-headhunting to track down potential recruits on the Internet with special software which seeks out...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00 launches margin-free site

    Manchester-based job site is providing a free recruitment service to contractors and clients.

    Launched last month, the site...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Simplified BCS membership scheme to go live in May

    Enthusiasm for a points system to shorten and simplify the path to BCS professional membership has been so great that the society is now preparing to go live...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Speech interface shows the true potential of handheld computers

    Cliff Saran

    Lernout & Hauspie (L&H) is demonstrating a prototype handheld computer which does not require a stylus, a screen or...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Post Office IT supremo quits

    Guy Campos

    The top IT manager in an organisation that employs 2,500 IT professionals has quit to run a team of 180.

    Duncan Hine, director of...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Recruitment site in personal data leak

    Bill Goodwin

    A leading UK recruitment consultancy this week had to install emergency security measures to block public access to personal...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Radical new-look for PCs

    Lindsay Clark

    Hewlett-Packard and Compaq are set to change the face of desktop PCs with the launch of radical new designs. Both suppliers...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Warning: ITcan damage your health

    This month's IT Direc- tor's Forum at the Cranfield School of Management challenged IT directors to repos-ition stress...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    MS v Novell over Active Directory

    Matthew Thomas

    Microsoft and Novell are at war over the nature of Active Directory security, a central feature of Windows...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    New data storage system agreed

    Major computer companies have agreed to develop new technologies for connecting data storage systems in future high-performance computers, writes Matthew...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Net-based apps to be built in VB

    Lindsay Clark

    Microsoft has said IT departments will be able to draw on existing skills in Visual Basic to build the next generation of...